Large SUV Sales In Canada – March 2016 YTD


2016 Chevrolet Tahoe white

In what is typically a relatively high-volume month for GM’s full-size truck-based SUVs in Canada, sales of the volume brand quartet jumped 40% to 800 units in March 2016. Claiming the three top spots in the category and tying for fourth, GM claimed 73% of the large SUV segment’s sales, up from 66% a year ago.

Canada Vehicle Sales Rankings By Model – March 2016 YTD
Canada SUV/Crossover Sales  By Model – March 2016 YTD

Among the segment’s seven players, only the Ford Expedition sold less often in March 2016 than it did in March 2015. Indeed, through the first-quarter of 2016, the Expedition is the only nameplate to decline, as well, albeit by a modest three units.

Canada large SUV sales chart March 2016
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But as is normally the case, GM Canada’s foursome continues to be the major story thanks to the class-leading Chevrolet Tahoe’s 277 sales, an 81% year-over-year increase in sales of the GMC Yukon XL, a meaningful 28% increase in GMC Yukon sales, and a near-tripling of Chevrolet Suburban volume.

Added to these figures was a 12% increase to 210 total Cadillac Escalade sales in March, including 60 long-wheelbase ESV sales.

You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly Canada auto sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. This table is sortable, so you can rank large sport-utility vehicles any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.

Click Column Headers To Sort • April 2016 • February 2016March 2015

SUV
March
2016
March
2015
%
Change
2016
YTD
2015
YTD

Change
151
57 165% 420 176 139%
277
266 4.1% 613 542 13.1%
151
191 -20.9% 399 402 -0.7%
180
141 27.7% 469 372 26.1%
192
106 81.1% 452 268 68.7%
73
52 40.4% 161 103 56.3%
78
47 66.0% 194 160 21.3%
Total
1102
860 28.1% 2708 2023 33.9%

Source: Automakers

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